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Melby, Laurie

Overview
Works: 144 works in 285 publications in 1 language and 1,747 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Documentary films  History  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Educational television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Producer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 150.72
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laurie Melby
Group influence( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines why people tend to associate themselves with groups and why they behave differently in groups than they do alone. Studies the way white supremacy groups get their followers to conform to the group's ideology
Corresondent( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program shows how adolescents endeavor to adopt adult roles while forging an identity. It examines the process through which values, beliefs, attitudes, and aspirations are integrated into a coherent and stable self-definition
Cultural anthropology : our diverse world( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cultural Anthropology: Our Diverse World explores the various ways in which the human species has responded to the fundamental challenges of survival, and students will gain a greater appreciation for the ways in which anthropologists works to study the cultural and biological aspects of humankind within the widest possible context--a mix of theoretical perspectives and methodologies."--Publisher website
The developing person( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a series of half-hour video lessons forming a college telecourse based on the textbook, The developing person, written by Kathleen Stassen Berger and published by Worth Publishers. This lesson introduces students to the scientific study of human development. From John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau through Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson, scholars have considered the impact that nature and nurture have on human development
Global marketing : case study: TaylorMade-adidas Golf( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This case study of TaylorMade-addidas Golf illustrates the value of performing cross-cultural analysis before entering a global market and shows how the results of that analysis are applied to a product. It discusses how elements of the marketing mix are applied or adapted for various markets and cultures"--Publishing description
Child development : stepping stones( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers a wide variety of topics affecting the developing child and gives students the opportunity to observe children. Features interviews with leading child development experts and medical professionals
Fatherhood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally a college course based on the textbook The Developing Person by Kathleen Stassen Berger. Features information on fathers are becoming more involved with the upbringing of their children
Essence of anthropology( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video for this lesson explains the four fields of anthropology, defines the concept of holism, and describes how anthropologists approach their subject matter from a holistic and comparative cross-cultural perspective in order to reach the broadest and most inclusive conclusions possible on their subject. Each field, cultural, physical (biological), linguistic anthropology, and archaeology, is described and situational material is included to illustrate how each field functions and interconnects with the others. Subfields to the four major fields, such as forensics and paleoanthropology, are introduced and discussed, and the concept that humans are biocultural beings, because of the simultaneous adaptations of our biology with culture, is illustrated. The video also introduces the student to the way anthropologists carry out their analyses through rigorous fieldwork and participant observation in order to create the ethnographies that describe humans cross-culturally. Applied anthropology, sometimes referred to as the fifth subfield of anthropology, is introduced
The age of reason( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the school years, new cognitive skills emerge as children pass into a new phase of their cognitive development, often identified as the age of reason. This video lesson discusses how school-age children's thought processes become more sophisticated, more logical, and based in reality. In many countries, formal education begins at age six or seven. The video lesson discusses the cognitive stage that Jean Piaget called concrete operational thought. School-age children use complex language and they become capable of moral reasoning. The lesson explores Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral reasoning and considers the criticisms of this theory. The last segment discusses school children's use of code-switching and considers the implications of total immersion, bilingual education, ESL programs, and other ways of learning more than one language
Communication & culture( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program focuses on the efforts of the Serrano tribe of Native American to revitalize their dying cultural traditions and language. The features and structures of human language in general are discussed, showing some examples from the Serrano language, and the role played by descriptive linguist assisting them is examined. A discussion of deaf sign languages reveals that they are in every way like all other human languages except that they are based on gestures instead of sounds. Nonverbal human communication systems are explored, as are various aspects of the fields of ethnolinguistics and sociolinguistics. African-American vernacular English is discussed as an example of a social dialect that marks membership in a group. The film closes with a focus on the Serrano children, who it is hoped will carry on the tribal language and traditions"--Www.insight-media.com
Living and dying( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the ways we deal with and confront death
Research methods( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the scientific method and the various research methods that psychologists use when conducting experiments. The video follows the work of psychologists Craig Anderson and Karen Dill as they explore whether there is any connection between violent video games and tragedies such as the shooting that ocurred at Columbine High School in Colorado
Anthropology : the four fields ; program #127 - Global challenges and anthropology( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program explores the phenomenon of globalization, its complex forms, and its impact on the cultures of the world, as well as the contributions that anthropology can make toward a better understanding of it. Wal-Mart's operations in China are shown as an example of how giant global corporations use structural power to expand business and profit in developing countries. The collaboration of the Bolivian government with another U.S.-based global corporation, Bechtel, and the World Bank illustrates how such partnerships can act against the best interests of the people. Finally, a Bangladeshi immigrant to the United States is interviewed, giving a personal perspective on the record high levels of external and internal migration occurring worldwide."--Publisher's website
Transitions throughout the lifespan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an engaging look at human development across the life span, paying particular attention to the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial processes that people experience as they adapt to life circumstances. The course provides students with a chance to observe people during all stages of life and hear from many leading human development experts and medical professionals
Playing and learning( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally a college course based on the textbook The Developing Person by Kathleen Stassen Berger. Features information on how preschoolers think and compares the theories of Jean Piaget and Leo Vygotsky
Religion & spirituality( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program opens with a general discussion of the anthropological definition of religion contrasted with spirituality. This is followed by a close-up view of some of the history, beliefs, and practices of Islam and Tibetan Buddhism, through the eyes of several experts and practitioners. Discussions of anthropological concepts of religion cross-culturally are offered with examples of the basic forms of religion, its specialists, and its rituals, as well as magic and witchcraft. The exploration of some of the social and psychological functions of religious practices and belief systems, especially focusing on Islam, conclude the show
Food domestication & the emergence of cities( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program explores the ways in which accelerated rates of cultural change in early human history spurred human innovation and transformed daily life. It examines the radical cultural shift in the Neolithic period to domesticating plants and animals and setting up permanent residences. [The program] also explains cultural changes that marked the differences between village life and urban settlements."--Www.insight-media.com
Therapies by Marie-Hélène Grenier( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological factors play a significant role in a persons emotional and interpersonl problems. Examines the help available through psychotherapy and what can be expect from it
 
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